Republican Ernie Fletcher defeated Democrat Ben Chandler by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. It's the first time a republican has won since 1967. Chandler was hoping to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather...the late A.B. "Happy" Chandler. Democrats still captured three key state offices. Democrat Greg Stumbo won the Attorney General's race, Democrat Crit Luallen won for State Auditor and incumbant Democrat Jonathan Miller held on to his seat as State Treasurer. Republican RIchie Farmer won Ag. Commissioner and Republican "Trey" Grayson won the office of Secretary of State.